Decatur, GA (February 27, 2023) – Around 4 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, February 26, two people were killed in a fatal car accident on a Decatur highway.
According to DeKalb County Police, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Memorial Drive. Police confirmed that several vehicles were involved in a severe car accident on the highway due to reasons that are not yet known. Two of the involved vehicles immediately fled the scene without stopping. The vehicles that remained at the scene were extensively damaged as a result of the accident.
Several Decatur responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. Two people, who have not yet been formally identified, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. One sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized, though their current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in several southbound lanes of traffic for some time following the accident. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who have lost their lives in this accident. We also hope that the injured party receives a speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents frequently happen across the state of Georgia. Though many of these accidents are minor fender-benders that lead to injuries, others take the lives of those involved – forever altering family’s lives. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that over 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents due to the negligence of others in Georgia. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. Speaking with an attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past is in your best interests.
The loss of a loved one taken too soon in an unexpected car accident can leave you feeling alone and confused. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up against you. You may be left with an array of questions that you cannot answer entirely on your own after a fatal collision. Speaking with a Decatur wrongful death attorney is in your best interests during these difficult and complex times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. Gathering total and fair compensation for your losses is of utmost importance during these difficult times. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
We are here for you in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Decatur at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you in your time of need.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident; therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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